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Dean DellaPenna

Dean DellaPenna

Dean DellaPenna, University Distinguished Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, is a plant physiologist who studies medicinal plant genomics and plant metabolism and micronutrients. He is one of MSU’s most visible ambassadors to the international plant science community and to governmental and non-governmental agencies on the importance of basic plant research for increasing the productivity and nutritional value of plants for human health. He recently received the designation of MSU Foundation Professor, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to research and instruction.

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